Connecting the technological challenges faced by companies in the nuclear sector with innovative solutions adapted to market conditions has been CTC Technology Centre’s focus during Global Reach 2019: an event that brought together the main European and international players in the nuclear field.
Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster (BECBC) organised this forum designed to share knowledge, best practice and develop tangible business opportunities within the international energy community. In such an environment, in which the entire value chain of the sector is represented, CTC is a valuable partner for the Cantabria Nuclear Industry Cluster (CINC) when it comes to boosting its innovation processes. Its experience in designing and executing industrial technology transfer projects, together with its international vocation and networking capacity, make the Technology Centre a well-positioned interlocutor in the European environment.
Alberto Puras, head of technological development at CTC, worked towards consolidating a stable networking forum between CINC and BECBC to enhance the possibilities of collaboration between members of both clusters in the field of technological innovation. This grouping, with which the Cantabrian cluster has already carried out various initiatives, represents the nuclear industry of a pioneering area in the United Kingdom that generates around 2.5 billion euros per year. Likewise, María Vega, president of CINC, made a corporate presentation of the entity to shed more light on the capabilities and business opportunities of the Cantabrian industry.
In addition to working towards strengthening the alliance between both groups, Puras made the most of the event to gain contact with the latest trends in a sector that needs technological development to maintain and boost its competitiveness and ensure sustainability. Dr Robert Buckingham’s presentation was particularly interesting in this respect. The director of RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) spoke about innovation in robotics and artificial intelligence in high-responsibility industrial applications.